At my work right now, there are at least 6 women who are pregnant, which doesn’t sound like much, but out of a staff of 40, it is a considerable number! Plus two of my kids teachers are pregnant. So, I have been crocheting a lot, and making these cool baby photo props!
The ideA of these photo props is that you take a photo with each card, at each milestone of the baby’s first year. This serves as a fantastic record to remember how much your baby has changed each month. Also, if you put them together into a frame or collage, this would make a great gift, or keepsake!
I began by using Microsoft publisher to design each card. I made them 4″ by 6″ each. Then, once I had the design the way I liked, I took them to be printed at staples. I figured it would probably be cheaper to pay 39 cents a copy, than to pay for toner! After I printed them all out, I cut around each card, leaving about a millimetre of white showing.
Once I had them all cut out, I used my portable laminator to laminate them in plastic. I bought this laminator a few years ago at Walmart, and it has been worth every penny!
You just have to buy the laminating pouches to go along with it. Which is why I made all of the cards 4 by 6, because the pouches come in that size, so no more cutting.
So it is just a matter of putting each card inside a pouch…
And waiting for them to go through. I tried to get a helper, but the kids were not biting. This isn’t the fastest moving laminator! I have hand drawn these before for friends, and covered them with clear shelving paper, but with so many pregnant women around, I figured I might need to speed up production a little!
So, I made cards that say, one day old, one week old, one month old, two months old…. All the way to a year old. Fourteen cards in total.
Here is a random copyright free baby I found to give you a visual…
And, speaking of mass production, I am so excited that I have finally set up an account on Etsy! Etsy is like eBay but for crafts only, it’s pretty amazing! I have listed an extra set of cards I made for $15.00. And I also added a few crocheted blankets I have made in the last few weeks. So if you are looking for a baby or shower gift, check out my Etsy store!
Here is the link!
If you have never been on Etsy before, I apologize, it is just as addictive as Pinterest, but unlike pinterest, if you see an idea you love, you don’t have to make it yourself, you can just buy it! Once again, my apologies!
Anyways, have a great rest of the weekend, I am going to go for a walk, or sit outside in the sun with a book!